Dion Hayes, nationally recognized among insolvency and restructuring lawyers, will be inducted as a fellow into the 2019 class of the prestigious American College of Bankruptcy.
Hayes, who served as chair of McGuireWoods Restructuring & Insolvency Department before becoming the firm’s deputy managing partner for litigation, will be honored during ACB’s March 15 induction ceremony in California.
Fellowship in the exclusive ACB follows a rigorous nomination process and recognizes career-long excellence and extraordinary contributions to the bankruptcy and insolvency profession. Hayes joins acclaimed McGuireWoods insolvency and restructuring partners Douglas M. Foley of Washington, D.C., and Richard J. Mason of Chicago as ACB fellows.
“This is a rare honor that Dion has earned through an exemplary career that has placed him among the leaders nationally in bankruptcy and insolvency law,” said McGuireWoods managing partner J. Tracy Walker IV. “We are truly delighted to see Dion join Doug and Rick as fellows in ACB.”
Since 1992, Hayes has represented creditors, investors and debtors in financial restructuring matters including insolvency-related litigation, chapter 11 reorganizations, out-of-court workouts and recapitalizations, and distress acquisitions. His work has spanned numerous industries, including healthcare, financial institutions, energy, media and telecommunications, semiconductors and hospitality.
Hayes has held a Band 1 ranking (the highest possible) from Chambers USA for Bankruptcy/Restructuring for the past three years. The Best Lawyers in America has selected him for inclusion each year since 2006 and named him Richmond “Lawyer of the Year” for bankruptcy litigation in 2018.